Yes, I know you hate them. Trust me, I really do understand, but I think you will see that this had to happen from an overall plot perspective.
(If it hasn't already posted, you should see Chapter 48 of "A New Past" up soon. Once you read it, you'll understand.)
This was an incredibly difficult chapter to write since it is a major plot inflection point, as was chapter 49. Again, you'll understand once you read this chapter and the next.
Thanks for reading.